Gemma Atkinson felt like she had the 'c**p kicked' out of her during 'uncomfortable' pregnancy

Gemma Atkinson

Gemma Atkinson shares 'uncomfortable' pregnancy struggle

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 26/07/2023

- 10:59

The actress and her fiance Gorka Marquez welcomed their newborn baby boy earlier this month

Former Emmerdale star Gemma Atkinson has been regularly updating fans with how parenthood is going after she recently became a new mum for the second time.

Almost exactly four years after she gave birth to daughter Mia, she and her Strictly Come Dancing star fiance Gorka Marquez welcomed son Thiago Thomas this month.

And life in the Atkinson household appears to be running smoothly with the former Hollyoaks star taking to Instagram on Wednesday to share a sweet clip of her children together.

In the adorable video, Atkinson's daughter Mia could be seen cradling her baby brother as they watch TV at home.

The heartwarming moment led to Atkinson sharing a revelation as she clocked her baby boy's size.

Atkinson told her followers: "Also seeing how long-limbed Thiago is makes me realise why I was so uncomfortable the last 3 weeks carrying him!"

Gemma Atkinson statement

Gemma Atkinson took to Instagram top open up about her pregnancy


She divulged further by adding a laughing emoji and saying: "He was kicking the crap out of me with those bad boys!"

While Atkinson continues to recover at home after giving birth, her other half Marquez has already had to return to work as rehearsals begin ahead of this year's Strictly.

On Monday, Atkinson shared yet another update on what home life has looked like with a newborn and her beau back at work.

She said in an Instagram story: "Gorka's at Strictly now, day one of rehearsals, Mia's at pre-school, Thiago's in his pram, chilling, and I've got a coffee.

"Hair's not washed yet but that's fine, dry shampoo," she added as she touched on her new-look schedule before removing a breast-feeding pad and joking: "And these absolutely stink."

Atkinson also had to clear up confusion surrounding her newborn's moniker after being inundated with comments asking how to pronounce it.

"It's tee-ah-go. Thiago Thomas," Atkinson clarified before revealing he already has a nickname to try and avoid the problem.

"But yeah, it's Mia and Teo! Three letters," she added. "I thought I wouldn't be able to shorten it to three letters and I loved Thiago if it's said nice, not Manc."

Gemma Atkinson son Thiago

Gemma Atkinson shared the first snap of son Thiago Thomas recently


Atkinson put on a thick Mancunian accent as she joked: "'Thiago Marquez', no, 'Thiago, Teo', Mia and Teo."

Marquez and Atkinson announced the arrival of their baby boy in a statement last Wednesday.

The statement read: "Little man is here! He arrived safe and sound and he’s utterly wonderful.

"We’re all home together soaking up this lovely little bubble before Gorks has to leave for Strictly rehearsals next week.

"Thank you for all the lovely well wishes. Our family is complete."

The duo met when Atkinson competed on the 2017 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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